CCF: Global Campaign Exposes PETA's Animal-Killing Track Record

    'PETA Kills Animals' website launches in five languages

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - While loudly complaining about the "unethical"
treatment of animals by restaurant owners, grocers, farmers, scientists, and
clothing retailers, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has
been hiding its own dirty little secret. Public records from the State of
Virginia show that PETA has killed at least 14,479 dogs, cats, and other
"companion animals" at its headquarters. Today the nonprofit Center for
Consumer Freedom (CCF) re-launched its wildly popular website focusing on this
hypocrisy -- -- in the English, French, Italian,
German, and Russian languages.

    "PETA is not what it seems," said CCF Director of Research David
Martosko. "The group kills around 90 percent of the flesh-and-blood animals it
takes in. As PETA tries to globalize its appalling 'animal liberation'
message, people all around the world need to know about the group's horrible

    PETA raises more than $30 million (US) every year, largely from pet
owners who falsely believe their donations help animals. In reality, PETA has
been killing pets for many years. Meanwhile, it has spent tens of millions of
dollars on programs equating meat eaters with Nazis, opposing live-saving
medical research, scaring young children away from drinking milk, and even
defending arsonists and other violent extremists.

    "Someone needs to tell the world the truth about PETA," Martosko added.
"PETA accepts animal-lovers' donations with one hand while administering
lethal injections to puppies and kittens with the other."

    Documents and photos related to PETA's massive animal-killing program are
now available online at:


    During a 2007 U.S. criminal trial, a PETA employee acknowledged killing
pets and disposing of their bodies in a trash dumpster. Another PETA employee
testified that PETA has a walk-in freezer for storing dead pets, and that PETA
uses a crematory service to discard over a ton of dead pets each month.

    For interviews or additional information, call Tim Miller in the United
States, 1-202-463-7112 or email (GMT -5:00)

For further information:

For further information: Tim Miller of Center for Consumer Freedom,
(202)463-7112,, Web Site:

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